12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 2

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m going a little retro and simpler for mass production. I pulled out my original Sizzix dies for this one and paper pieced everything together.

To start off I took a 2×3 inch piece of tagboard and punched it with my tag topper punch. Then I took a corner rounder to the bottom 2 corners. Next, I inked the edges with black soot distress ink and splattered gold and silver watercolor on them.

For the lights I added gold ends to the bulbs and then inlaid white for the highlight. I used glue dots to add a little twine as string to make them look connected.

The mittens were cut from some adorable Doodlebug paper and the cuffs from white glitter cardstock. Then I also used twine to make them look like those kids mittens that have a string connecting them so you don’t lose one.

Last I have a stocking that was cut from the same pad of Doodlebug paper and I added silver to the cuff, heel and toe. I thought they looked out of place hanging there so I added a loop to the top with twine for them to hang from.

I looped twine through the tops of all the tags and stamped to and from on the backs. These came together really quickly and are super easy to coordinate with your packaging if you wanted to.

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I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 1

Over the next 12 days, my friend Shanna over at Caffeinated Craftiness, and I are going to share different Christmas tag ideas with you. We’re hoping to inspire you to spice up your gift wrapping this year. Be sure to check out both blogs and leave comments for a chance to win at the end of our 12 days.

Shanna and I are giving away 2 prizes each. A gift certificate for $15 to Newton’s Nook, $15 to Trinity Stamps and we’ve both created loaded envelopes with handmade goodies from us! We will each choose an Instagram commenter and a blog commenter. That’s a chance at 1 of 4 prizes! Comment each day because you never know which day will be the lucky one.

First up today I’m using stamps and dies from Avery Elle. I love this company and can’t get enough of everything they release! Today we’re using Snow Tags, Polar Peek-a-boo Pals and Christmas Magic. But keep in mind that these ideas are meant to inspire you to dig in your stash and see what you have to use.

I made two sets of tags to show you different ideas with the same set of stamps.

This first set is to die for! I love them so much! I distress inked a giant panel, stamped and heat embossed the snow tag image and die cut them. Then I stamped, colored and die cut my polar peek-a-boo pals and glued them down. I also die cut a second set of the snow tags and heat embossed to and from on them, then glued the two together. To add a little pizzazz I used a rivet setter and riveted the holes before adding some striped baker’s twine from my stash. Here’s a look at the backs too.

Next I’m going to show you the exact same tags but with a simpler twist. This might help if you have tons to make and don’t have time for the ink blending and so much coloring.

With this set of tags I have two that are stamped in colored ink on white cardstock and three that are heat embossed on solid cardstock. They all have the same cute snowman from Christmas Magic on them and different sentiments from the Snow Tags set. Same idea, much easier to mass produce. And here’s a look at the back of these as well.

I hope you’ve enjoyed day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas Tags adventure! I hope to see you back tomorrow.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!